Author: Pamela Hannay
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness
The author began developing her pioneering shiatsu techniques for horses in 1983 when a client asked her to help a severely injured horse with his pain after he reared and fell over backwards. Everyone had given up on him because of the severity of his skeletal injuries. Working instinctively, Pamela was able to help him to become sound after six months of inactivity and pain. She went on to share her work with horse owners and handlers around the world.The shiatsu techniques in this book will enable you to give your horse a basic session, covering techniques for his entire body that will relax, improve circulation, help prevent injury, and much more. Most importantly, they will improve communication between you and your horse. The techniques are explained so that the body of the practitioner may become more strong and flexible. Practising these techniques is conducive to centring the mind as well as the body of the practitioner and improving concentration.
Focusing on its therapeutic properties and capacity to enhance health and intimacy in all relationships, this book demystifies the medium of massage and makes it accessible for everyone in the family. Designed for the nonprofessional with simple step-by-step instructions, it teaches the three principles that make learning massage easy and fun. Also included are ideas for bringing home massage into daily life and how to use these principles to share massage with infants, children, adolescents, spouses, and the elderly. By emphasizing the innate healing power of touch to reduce stress and improve the immune system, this practical manual provides the tools for achieving health, relaxation, and connection with loved ones.
Author: Pamela Hannay
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
Release Date: 1998-01-01
The author has been developing shiatsu techniques for dogs since 1982 when a friend asked her to help her elderly dog with his pain during his last days. Since then she has worked with hip degenerative problems, arthritis, problems associated with old age, and attitude problems. Her focus is to teach people techniques to use on their own dogs.The Shiatsu techniques in this book have been chosen for their simplicity, effectiveness and fun. They will benefit all dogs: young and old; sick or injured and well; working dogs and family pets; well balanced or insecure.This book is essential reading for all dog owners who wish to have a closer and happier relationship with their canine companions.
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2008-03-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Human beings in the modern age are increasingly wired into a global computer network that surrounds and interconnects the whole earth. Yet ironically, the distortions and stresses of urban living cut people off from the direct experience of the earth as one single living entity. The healing that Tao Shiatsu brings is for all who suffer and wish to be healed. It is for everyone.
Author: John McEwen
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2000-04-03
Whether in a parade, on the battlefield, behind a plow, or in the saddle, people have been enjoying the beauty, majesty, and strength of the horse for hundreds of years. Now more than ever horse owners are paying attention to how the horse functions and how to improve the quality of life for their equine companion. Ultimate Horse Care focuses on practical horse care for the modern horse. From common ailments to alternative methods of treatment, you will get to know your horse inside and out.
CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The Role of Massage, The Aro-healing Technique The Role of Touch, The Aro- Touch Technique, Aro-Reflex Stimulation Therapy What is Aro-healing, Advantages of using Aro-health massages Professional Massages Significance of Aro-healing Contents for Chapter 2: Whole Medical Systems Influencing the Body, Influencing the Mind, History of Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage as a way of relieving stress Different Types of Massage Therapies Different Types of Massage and Touch Therapy Techniques Therapy Discussion: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils (100 percent pure) Reflexology, How does it work, Can Reflexology do any harm Traditional Thai foot massage, Do you do traditional Thai foot massage, Possible reactions, Contraindications Acupressure, Acupressure is part of a Traditional Chinese System of Medicine Whole Medical Systems: In which Category does it Belong? 3 Categories. Conventional Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. Whole Medical Systems: Acupuncture, The difference between acupuncture and acupressure, Acupuncture facts Ayurveda, Ayurveda mind and body type, Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic Oils and Medicines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Materia Medica, The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy), Anthropology of Herbalism Naturopathy, 6 principles form the basis of Naturopathy, Natural treatment approaches; Homeopathy, Regulation of Homeopathic Treatments, Side Effects and Risks; Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC), Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges, Oils used by Aro-healing Therapy Discussions for Chapter 2: Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art which uses essential oils Reflexology An alternative medicine method Traditional Thai foot massage Based on Traditional Chinese massage of the feet Acupressure An ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of Acupuncture Acupuncture An ancient Chinese technique that works by releasing the body's vital energy, known as Chi Ayurveda In India, Ayurvedic medicine has complex formulas to balance "Vata", "Pitta" or "Kapha" Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Uses a number of therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion, herbs and other natural products, and massage Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy) The study and use of medicinal properties of plants and plant extracts Naturopathy Ancient and modern therapies from other traditions Homeopathy A complete system of medical theory and practice Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC ) Aro-healing, Aro-healing Massage Therapy Contents for Chapter 3: Aro-Technique Products Why is an Aro-Technique Product different from other products; What does 'cold pressed' or 'first cold compressed' mean; Benefits of using ARO-TECHNIQUE PRODUCTS The Role of Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges: Discussions from Newsletters; DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AT LAUNCHES AND PROMOTIONS The Role of 100 Percent Pure Aromatic Essential Oils; The Role of Aromachology and Somatology; Aromachology and Aromatherapy both promote the positive effects of fragrance on mood How to use essential oils; MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY, OLFACTORY AROMATHERAPY and COSMETIC AROMATHERAPY The Aro-Recipe Specimen; (All Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges are trademarked The Role of the Website Presence; Aro-Technique Products that can be ordered through Aro-healing's website: (http://wwwaro-healing.com); Website Products – Online Shop; Review: Permonlie Anti-wrinkle Cream - Guide on available anti-wrinkle products Massage Oils Other Massage Oils General information on facial massage Nappy rash Customer Reviews Definitions of barrier cream Usage - Key Points How do I tr
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
How to achieve perfect vision naturally through proven eye-training methods • Explains how vision problems are related to imbalances in the internal organs • Provides Taoist and Ayurvedic practices for harmonizing the liver and kidneys, the organs directly associated with eye problems In the West, problems with eyesight are treated separately from overall health, usually with prescription glasses or contact lenses. But Eastern systems of holistic healing view the eyes as mirrors of physical health. Eye problems reflect problems with the internal organs, most specifically the liver and kidneys. The Art of Cosmic Vision offers Taoist healing sound exercises for strengthening the liver and kidneys as well as seven internal Chi Kung exercises and Dao-Yin self-massage practices for toning the organ meridians. It also provides extensive dietary recommendations, including a complete Ayurvedic analysis of the three main nutritional body types. The wide variety of eye-strengthening exercises in The Art of Cosmic Vision includes the Egyptian Black Dot technique, the Taoist Long Swing technique, the Tai Chi Rocker Eye technique, and relaxing Yoga Eye Palming techniques. Rather than viewing the ciliary muscle within the eye as the only muscle responsible for focus, these exercises improve focus by training all of the muscles surrounding the eyes. With attention to improved diet, physical exercise, and these proven eye-training techniques, readers can restore their vision to vibrant health.
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2007-03-06
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
Author: Cheryl W. Rennels
Publisher: Beneficence Incorporated
Release Date: 2006-09
Complete basic guide for using essential oils for the physical and emotional health of the horse. The products and techniques are natural and complementary to veterinary medicine. It is not a cure-all, but a wonderful way to keep horses healthy and comfortable in their bodies. New equine techniques support the immune system and balance the horse in times of stress, and illness or injury. Of benefit to veterinarians and horse owners alike.
Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure This 188 page, 4-Color book is the Ultimate HOW-TO Canine Acupressure Book. Tons of charts and photos with detailed discussion of TCM concepts, Assessment, Session Protocol, Hands-on Techniques, and, best of all - 32 Canine Health & Behavioral Acupressure Sessions. ACU-DOG is by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis with Foreword by Linda Tellington-Jones.
Author: Karin Blignault
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The controlled stretching of muscles has been an integral part of the training of human athletes for many years, and scientific studies and results in the field have both proven beyond doubt the value of stretch exercise in improving performance and guarding against injury. Active stretching both before and after exercise helps tone the muscles and ensure a good range of movement, and no professional athlete would ever expect to perform at full potential without it—yet riders ask their horses to do so all the time. Following extensive research into the subject, occupational therapist and equestrian trainer Karin Blignault has written this innovative and thought-provoking book to show how the principles so long applied to human athletes can also be applied to the horse to prevent injury, alleviate pain, and improve performance. Blignault thoroughly explains the basic anatomy and physiology of muscles and their associated tissues, how muscles work together in groups, and which exercises benefit which muscles. The individual exercises are explained in detail, with clear, specific instructions designed to ensure that they are carried out with no risk of injury to horse or human. Stretch Exercises for Your Horse will be of great interest to all owners and trainers of sport horses, and, indeed, to all those who wish to contribute to the constructive development of the horses they ride.